Deanna Zandt is an activist, consultant and author living in Brooklyn. Her book, “Share this! How You Will Change the World through Social Networking,” gives insight into how your voice can become an important part of the global conversation about things that truly matter. She’s also been a long-time advisor to SMW. A strong believer in social justice and the importance of non-profit organizations, there is a lot for her to be excited about this Social Media Week!
Below, Deanna’s shares with us the 6 SMW events (and a couple of extras) that she is most looking forward to:
- The Digital Street: Beyond Protest
This is a great opportunity to workshop a strategy with some incredibly bright folks working at the intersection of nonprofits, philanthropy and digital strategy.
- Secrets of Not-For-Profit Tech Success
You can count on this session being BS-free, which is always a refreshing change of pace. Nancy gave one of my favorite talks last year at any conference, and she always brings her A-game.
- Collaborative Economy: Reinventing Our World Through Sharing
Another wicked smart woman who’s got revolutionary ideas for the future of social good, Lisa Gansky!
- Hood to Hipster: Silicon Alley’s Impact on NYC’s Underserved Communities
Huuuuuuuugely important discussion that never happens in mainstream conferences, and I love that this is a part of SMWNYC this year. Amen.
- It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, a Conversation with Author danah boyd and Andrew Rasiej
danah boyd has been hugely influential on my own thinking about Internet technologies and social justice for at least the last decade, and listening to her brain is dreamy.
Runners up! Because I couldn’t stop:
The Truth About Privacy and Sharing: From Selfies To #Hashtags
It just looks fascinating, and I’m dying to hear a big agency’s take on this stuff.
Masterclass: Navigating Internet Subcultures: Reddit, Tumblr, Snapchat, and Twitter
In the workshops we offer at Lux Digital, we are constantly asked nitty gritty questions about these services. Here’s your chance to get more on it!
If you run into Deanna at any of the events above, we are sure there will be plenty to discuss! Get your pass here for Social Media Week, and if you are an employee of a non-profit organization, you qualify for a chance to win a scholarship to SMW, powered by Nokia. Can’t wait to see you there!